Llewellyn B. Davis
(Knoxville, TN: Elijah Co., rev. ed. 1991)
157 pages; bibliography.
Mother's exploration of the great variety of reasons she has to homeschool, with foreword by Samuel Blumenfeld.
Home Schooling: Political, Historical, and Pedagogical
Jane Van Galen & Mary Anne Pitman
(Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1991)
(University of Cincinnati Social and Policy Issues in
vi and 217 pages; appendix on laws, indexes.
Scholarly articles from various points of view by many of
the leading current researchers on homeschooling, including
and Perry Zirkel.
Favorite quotation, from the editors' introduction:
"Home education is neither a new nor an unusual phenomenon.
What is new in human history is institutionalized, compulsory schooling,
and what is unusual is the inordinate attention and concern being paid to the relatively small number of families who have chosen to conduct their children's education at home."
My Life As a Traveling Homeschooler
Personal account of homeschooling on the road by the niece of Jerry Mintz of the Alternative Education Research Organization.
Homeschooling in the News: Covering the Years 1986-Jan. 1991
Patrick Farenga, editor
(Cambridge, MA: Holt Associates, 1991)
54 pages; illustrated, bibliographical references.
Reprints of articles on homeschooling from various newspapers and magazines.
The Bible, Homeschooling, and the Law
(n.p.: Christian Home Ministries, 1991).
[v] and viii and 162 pages.
Child's Work: Taking Children's Choices Seriously
(Cambridge, MA: Holt Associates, 1990)
xi and 153 pages; illustrations.
Thoughts on the work of children by one of the earlier homeschooling authors,
who was strongly influenced by a personal relationship with John Holt.
Successful Home Schooling: Essential Issues for Beginners and Veterans
J. Richard Fugate
(Tempe, AZ: Aletheia, 1990)
[ii] and 84 pages.
Controversial, thought-provoking opinion by one of the earlier Christian homeschoolers.
Taking Charge Through Home Schooling: Personal and
M. Larry and Susan D. Kaseman
(KoshKonong Press, 1990)
$12.95, 286 pages.
Homeschooling as part of an overall plan for personal empowerment,
by a leading couple in Wisconsin's homeschooling movement.
Home Schooling and the Law
Michael P. Farris
(Paeonian Springs, VA: Home School Legal Defense
v and 211 pages.
Analysis and description of state homeschooling laws in the United States, through 1990,
by a founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Schooling At Home: Parents, Kids, and Learning:
edited by Anne Pedersen & Peggy O'Mara
xi and 250 pages; bibliography and resource guide.
Collection articles on homeschooling from Mothering magazine, with foreword by Ashley Montagu.
How to Create Your Own Unit Study
(Hawthorne, FL: Family Learning Center, 1990)
Writing from Home : A Portfolio Of Homeschooled Student Writing
(Kittanning, PA: Pennsylvania Homeschoolers, 1990).
(ISBN: 0-929446-02-X, 0-929446-03-8 [pbk.]).
US$16.95; US$8.95, ix and 372 pages.
The Home as Learning Center: The Family as Educator
Carroll & Smith
(??: Kendall-Hunt, 1990)
(Tonasket, WA: Home
Education Press, 1990)
Learning All the Time
WRITTEN BY A TEACHER.
Wisdom's Children: Home Education and the Roots of Restored Biblical Culture: Necessity and Possibility, General Principles and Particulars
Blair Adams and Joel Stein
(Austin, TX: Truth Forum, 1989).
xviii and 602 pages.
Hard-to-find book I saw only too briefly via interlibrary loan, which I'd like to take a more detailed look at.
No Regrets: How Home Schooling Earned Me a Master's Degree at Age 16
(Anthony, NM [El Paso, TX?]: Cygnet Press, 1989)
Personal account by a daughter in a family that has sent several children to master's degree programs as teenagers,
all as the family's mother, a high-school graduate, also kept everyone busy in the family business.
Home Education Regulations: What Parents Need to Know about Ohio Home Education Regulations
An early guide to what is no longer much of a problem:
colleges love to admit homeschoolers, and hundreds of colleges are known to have done so,
including selective colleges such as the Ivy League schools, the best polytechniques, and the United States armed service academies.
The publisher has personally advised me that this book is now superseded by Cafi Cohen's And What About College?,
which is listed in this site's list of how-to books on homeschooling.
David & Micki Colfax
(New York, Warner Books, 1988)
US$12.99, xv and 152 pages; bibliography and resource guide.
Parents' account of why they homeschooled their children,
with resource guides and brief account of their first son's journey from a mountain home with no electricity to Harvard.
RECOMMENDED.WRITTEN BY A TEACHER.KMBowns
(Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1988)
Great book for persons new to homeschooling, on learning to love learning together as a family,
by veteran homeschooling columnist and learning materials reviewer Mary Pride.
A Survivor's Guide to Home Schooling
Luanne Shackelford and Susan White
(Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1988)
x and 177 pages; bibliography.
Practical, humorous--and controversial--treatment of the nitty-gritty issues in homeschooling.
The Day I Became an Autodidact: And the Advice, Adventures, and Acrimonies That Befell Me Thereafter
(New York: Delacorte, 1988)
Teenage self-learner's account, in diary form, of discovering through her own reading the world of knowledge.
Favorite quotation: "I just finished reading the first book of Livy's 142-book history of Rome.
Only thirty-five books are extant, thank God.
I was surprised to learn the ancient Romans were as overwhelmed by Livy's productivity as I am.
According to the introduction, his history's very size
'deterred men from reading it all, so that at a very early date abridgements of it were made.'"
The Three R's at Home
Howard and Susan Richman
(Kittanning, PA: Pennsylvania Homeschoolers, 1988)
iii and 230 pages.
Down-to-earth, classic account of a family's remarkable ways of finding learning opportunities in daily life.
Home School Burnout
Raymond & Dorothy Moore
(Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1988)
xi and 336 pages.
An Introduction to Home Education: How to Begin Your School
Karen Woodfin Middleton & Susan Beatty
(nat'l ed. 1988)
(CHEA of CA, P.O. Box 28644, Santa Ana, CA 92799-8644).
[vi] and 57 and 15 and 9 pages; resource guide.
The Case for Home Schooling: A Constitutional and Academic Perspective on the Home Schooling Movement
Christopher J. Klicka
(Washington, DC: Concerned Women for America, 1988)
(Concerned Women for America: Constitutional Issues volume 2).
Getting Started with Home Schooling: an Introductory Guide to Home Education
(Tonasket, WA : Home Education Magazine, c1988.
20 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN: 0-945097-01-8 (pbk.) : $4.50
Should I Teach My Kids at Home? A Workbook for Parents
(Cambridge MA: Holt Associates, 1987).
Questionnaires for parents to fill in, guiding their decision on whether or not to homeschool.
The Peanut Butter Family Home School
(Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1987)
180 pages; recommended reading.
Personal account of one family's experience with homeshooling by Bill Butterworth,
a columnist for Moody Monthly magazine.
Home Education and Constitutional Liberties
John W. Whitehead and Wendell R. Bird
(Westchester, IL: Crossway, 2nd edition, revised, 1986)
Pioneering book on legal issues related to homeschooling.
How to Tutor
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
(2nd edition, 1986)
Practical, step-by-step advice for becoming anyone's tutor.
Teaching Your Children at Home
Virginia Birt Baker
(??: ??, 1986).
 and iv and 54 pages.
Self-published photocopied typescript "how to" book by a mother who had more than a decade of homeschooling experience by the mid-1980s,
a famous though hard-to-find title that pioneered the market for homeschooling literature.
The Complete Home Educator: A Comprehensive Guide to
(Burdette, NY: Larson, 1984)
$10.00, xv and 224 pages; illustrations.
Better Than School
Pioneering book on homeschooling by the author of the more
recent book Child's Work.
Anything School Can Do You Can Do Better: The Story of
a Family Who Learned at Home
(Dublin: Arlen House, 1983)
128 pages; illustrated with drawings by family members, bibliography.
Personal account of an Irish mother who began at-home early learning with her family in the 1940s.
Raymond and Dorothy Moore
(Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982)
$8.95, 181 pages.
School at Home: Teach Your Own Child
Ingeborg U. V. Kendall
(Laguna Beach, CA: ICER Press, 1982)
188 pages; resource guide.
Teach Your Own
(New York: Delta/Seymour Lawrence, 1981)
369 pages; resource guide.
Classic book on homeschooling by the late John Holt,
whose radical ideas on education have influenced a generation of education reformers and a whole segment of the homeschooling movement but are only now beginning to move into the mainstream.
WRITTEN BY A TEACHER.KMBowns
Home Grown Kids: A Practical Handbook for Teaching
Your Children at Home
Raymond and Dorothy Moore
(Dallas: Word Publishing, 1981)
(ISBN 0-8499-3007-3 [pbk.]).
253 pages; foreword by James Dobson, resource guide.
First book on homeschooling I ever read, making clear that the original emphasis of the Moores was on delayed school entrance
(an emphasis the Moores develope from the teaching of one of the founders of their religious denomination) rather than homeschooling as such.
The Children on the Hill: One Family's Bold Experiment
with a New Way of Learning and Growing
(Indianapolis; New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972)
Account of a family (given a pseudonym in the book)
in a Welsh town engaged since the mid 1960s in a very early experiment in homeschooling.
A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.
John Stuart Mill On Liberty (1859)
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